Maps and Tourist Information
Almost all gas stations and drugstores sell maps both of the locale you’re traversing and of the whole state. California State Automobile Association (CSAA, www.csaa.com) offices offer maps to members for free.
Many local and regional visitors centers also offer maps, but you’ll need to pay a few dollars for the bigger and better ones. But if all you need is a wine-tasting map in a known wine region, you can probably get one for free (plus a few tasting coupons) at the nearest regional visitors center. Basic national park maps come with your admission fee. State park maps can be free, or can cost a few dollars at the visitors centers.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition